The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is basically an affordable smartphone which takes great selfies. The device launched alongside MIUI 10 in an event today. Xiaomi hasn’t really shaken up the budget market for a while now and seems like this phone could be sort of a comeback for the China-based device maker.
The Redmi Y2 sports a 6-inch 18:9 ratio IPS display with resolutions of 1440×720 pixels. It has a plastic unibody design with antenna lines on the back. Internally, the device gets the Snapdragon 625 processor with either 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB of RAM and storage.
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Xiaomi has highlighted the 16MP f/2.0 front camera with HDR support. The camera uses pixel binning to produce more detailed photos and it also supports face recognition. The camera is accompanied by an LED flash, along with other features that include AI Beautify, facial enhancements, and recognition of bindi, nose pins and facial hair.
On the back, you get a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup with features like phase detection, autofocus and HDR with the Xiaomi Redmi Y2. It’s has a larger 1.25um pixel which helps with better photos in daylight conditions. There is also a dedicated portrait mode thanks to the secondary camera.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top. You also get dedicated dual SIM card slots with a separate SD card slot. The battery is a 3,080mAh unit which supports fast charging via MicroUSB port.
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 is available in Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colour. Pricing starts at INR 9,999 for the 3GB, 32GB variant whereas the 4GB, 64GB will cost you INR 12,999. You will need quick hands if you want to grab one of these phones as you have to register the product in advance. The device will go on sale starting June 12 through Amazon.
A similar variant of the smartphone dubbed the Xiaomi Redmi S2 was released in Nepal a few days ago. The same smartphone is priced Rs 26,999 on Daraz right now, which supposedly costs INR 12,999, or Rs 20,800 in India.